Voting rules leave some with COVID unable to participate in federal election

Miriam Webber
By Miriam Webber
Updated May 19 2022 - 6:58am, first published 4:40am
Matt Allen has been told he won't be able to vote in the federal election. Picture: Keegan Carroll

The Australian Electoral Commission has told a Canberra man who fell ill with COVID on Monday he is unable to cast a vote in the upcoming election, owing to rules around registering for postal and phone voting.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

City reporter

I'm the Canberra Times' city reporter, digging into how the capital is developing and the issues affecting residents, businesses and community organisations. Drop me a line at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au